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east tour. talks with jordan's king focused primarily on the civil war in neighboring syria. >> obama said he was worried syria could become a haven for muslim extremists -- when, not if president assad is ousted. he urged the international community to work together to make sure there is a credible opposition ready to step into the breach. >> the final leg of barack obama's tour of the middle east will be dominated by one issue. with the conflict in syria on going, jordan is worried violence could spill across the border. >> just a few hours earlier, the u.s. president made his final stop in israel. he visited the holocaust memorial. afterwards, he spoke out about -- against antisemitism. >> for us, in our time, this means confronting bigotry and hatred in all of its forms -- racism, especially anti- semitism. none of that has a place in the civilized world. >> it was a sign from obama that america still stands by israel. he also visited the grave of one of the founders of the modern zionist political movement, which was key in the creation of the israeli state. but obama also wanted
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the refugees coming in from syria. why is that important for the obama administration? >> judy, when i said there were two of the three allies in the region, the third most important ally there for the united states is jordan, a tiny country, but punches above the weight. jordan security forces and intelligence forces are excellent. and i described in the earlier piece some of the role it's playing. but king abdullah's on somewhat shaky ground, the economy is bad, and part of the problem is the refugees are a huge pressure point as the king sort of eloquently said today. few of us saw the foreign minister this afternoon who said it's almost as if-- he said it's as if another eight or nine, the king said 10% has been added to our population. the foreign minister said eye asked him the question the king was asked, would you ever shut your doors? and he said we just can't do that. but i have to say my nightmare scenario is i get a call at 3:00 a.m. and i'm told there are 50,000 refugees at the border, what do we do? >> margaret, just to wrap up quickly, we know the bulk of the president's time
a whirlwind day with the president. chuck, thanks. one of the major items on the agenda for president obama and prime minister netanyahu is the war in syria now in its third year. it was a deadly day there. a bombing in the heart of damascus. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell also with us from jerusalem tonight with more on these late developments. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. on syria there is no daylight between the u.s. and israel on the threat next door. today that suicide bomber blew up a damascus mosque killing 42 people including a prominent sheikh who supports the assad regime. opposition leaders denied all responsibility. this is just another sign of vulnerability in a regime that has thousands of chemical weapons. today president obama warned assad and his forces that the world is watching. the president said they will be held accountable if they use chemical weapons or let them fall into the hands of terrorists. but in secret testimony this week, congressional committees were told some of these deadly weapons are, in effect, locked
neil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama told jordan's king abdullah he's worried that neighboring syria will become a haven for extremists and vowed to persuade congress to swnf jordan more money to shelter syrian refugees. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, margaret warner is in amman and updates us on the president's middle east trip, capped by a breakthrough between two key u.s. allies. >> woodruff: then, we turn to chicago, where city officials announced plans to close 54 schools, most in overwhelmingly black neighborhoods. >> now we've got to worry about our kids going to another location. worry about what's going to happen to them going to school. >> brown: hari sreenivasan continues our series on broadband technology with a look at a new digital divide over how high-speed access and mobile devices are being used. >> woodruff: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of thes
. >>> president obama is heckled and praised in the middle east as he tries to shore up support but syria may be the most urge interpriority. >>> stock trading on wall street slows as march madness kicks into high gear. >>> plus, how did this guy lose almost $4 billion over 24 hours? the marking genius between american eagle's skinny jeans and that powerball jackpot is headed past $320 million. >>> the murder investigation into the shooting death of the head of colorado's prison system is taking a new turn. the authorities are turning their folk thus mornicus to tex. texas police pulled over a speeding car thursday, one matching a description of a vehicle seen near tom clemens home at the time of the shooting. the driver identified as evan spencer ables sped away from texas police after shooting a deputy multiple times. officers caught up to the car when it slammed into an 18 wheeler and the suspect came out guns blazing. >> he wasn't planned on being taken alive. it's obvious he was trying to hurt somebody and he was trying to hurt the police. >> this morning the man is considered brain dead
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plan live tonight near quantico. president obama says he is worried now about syria becoming a refuge for extremist. the president spoke during a news conference king abdullah. hundreds of thousands of refugees have poured in trying to escape the country's bloody civil war. president obama is warning even after bashar assad eventually leaves there is a risk extremists will take over. >> they thrive in failed states. they thrive in power vacuums. they don't have much to offer when it comes to actually building things but they are very good about exploiting situations that, you know, are no longer functioning. >> shepard: and no matter how this unfolds, the president says the outcome in syria is not going to be ideal our chief white house correspondent traveling with live in amman jordan. the president is getting more pressure to use military in syria. >> he he is the president wept out and vowed that he would rid asyria of all the extremist still left there a sign that he is ready to kill more people. is he digging in even deeper president obama is getting pressure no-fly zone. come up
peace talks to syria, president obama's wrapping up his mideast tour. this is actually really cool. we were looking at this map before the show. this is cool. president obama is out of israel and spending the night in jordan. he arrived this morning. abdullah is the region's most pro american leader. he survived the arab spring with few scars while watching the others fall. the atlantic even coined him, the modern king in the arab spring. unfortunately for him his desert kingdom is between israel, syria, iraq often throwing his region in the middle of unrest. jordan has strategic interests in an israeli/palestinian peace deal beyond security. more than half of all jordanians can trace their roots back to the west bank or israel. and nearly 2 million palestinian refugees now call jordan home. but tops on today's general, syria. the two-year civil war has now killed 70,000 syrians and it keeps escalating. >> we're working together to strengthen a credible syrian opposition. the united states will certainly do our part. we are already the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to
on to possibly deal with syria's chemical weapons, all issues on the table when president obama walks off air force one there. this first part of the trip, though, when he was back here in israel can largely be seen as win a hearts and meendz of the israeli people. when president obama showed up here, only about 10% of israelis decided they liked him, and he decided he was going to go right to the israeli public, and that was a big speech he gave yesterday in which it wasn't so much what he said, but how he said it; the things he said about iran, about a palestinian state were all things we had heard before, but this time he told it inside the israeli narrative, using a lot more empathy towards israel, not so much preaching saying i'm here to help israel. in fact, in many ways that worked. if you look at the front pages of the israeli newspapers today, all offered a lot of praise here for president obama and his trip. and this is the main newspaper, the e equivalent of the aye tims here in israel, and it quotes him saying tell your leaders to make peace, his vision of an israeli/palestinian r
headquarters at 12:00 p.m. eastern. president obama is in jordan tonight. the latest stop on a middle east tour dominated by threats involving iran and syria. refugees are pouring in to jordan. chief white house correspondent ed henry traveling with the president and reports tonight from ahman. >> with the sun setting on president obama's first foreign trip of his second term it was a majestic arrival in jordan for talks with a pivotal u.s. ally on mideast peace. this is the nation racked by turmoil as king abdullah has seep a flood of syrian refugees stream across the border and decimate the economy. >> this is behind us. we have to roll up our sleeves. it will be a bumpy and difficult road. >> for the second time on this trip, the president expressed frustration when a reporter suggested that the u.s. is not doing enough on syria. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily, it's criticized for it. if it doesn't, people say why aren't you doing something militarily? >> president is prodded on by carl levin who called for active approach to take out pr
situation in syria and in the region. this was a vital important moment for president obama, both to reassure the israeli people that we are their most vital ally, that we have an unshakeable relationship but also to urge forward a peace process that could help stabilize the region. >> dr. brzezinski, off of what senator coons just said, we have this decades old issue of trying to come up with a peace settlement within israel. yet, right now, the area, the fuses around israel so volatile and fast burning. syria, jordan, iran, egypt. talk about the degree of difficulty at this moment of trying to put a peace package together within israel. >> you know, the difficulty is that when there is no unrest and danger on the outside, there is no sense of urgency that peace is needed. when there is unrest and danger outside, the argument is peace is premature. so, in the end, you end up with no peace. what you have to ask one's self is this -- will israel endure if the united states is driven out of that region? will israel endure if the region becomes really radicalized, extremists and perh
reality a dream. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- president obama is in jordan for the final stop on his middle east tour. the focus today, the flood of refugees escaping the civil war in neighboring syria. before arriving in jordan, the president spent the morning touring some of the region's cultural landmarks, including the graves of theodore hertzel, the father of modern zionism and yi itzak rabin. >> this accounting of horror is yet a source of hope. for here we learn we are never powerless, in our lives we always have choices, to succomb to our worst instincts or submit to the better angels of our nature. >>> at home, background checks are in, where is the senate gun bill headed now. in three years after the landmark health care law, republicans still refuse give up the fight. >>> let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. >> coming up, health and human services kathleen sebelius, with a reality check on where the law stands today. >>> and new jersey's tough-talking governor faces a tough crowd of his own, a class f
in the capital of amman before the president and the king went inside to discuss the conflict in syria and the 400,000 refugee whose have fled across the border to jordan. because of that we were monitoring a news conference president obama just wrapped up and he offered $200,000 in aid -- $200 million in aid to jordan. he went to the bible birth christ of jesus christ and got a look at the barricades that keep the palestinians from the west bank. he noted they need to do more to bring lasting security. >> no wall is high enough to stop every enemy. >> in his push for peace with palestinians, the president spoke to 600 israeli students using his only major speech on the middle east speech to ask for compassion. >> meteorologist, mike nicco, and the bay area forecast. >> a lot of sunshine. can you see from the east bay hills, it is a gorgeous-looking day with nice sunsets coming if you are headed to the beaches but take a heavier coat because it will be cooler than the rest us that will see warmer-than-average temperatures and another chance of rain next week. i will tell you when it ge
. >> president obama this afternoon meets with jordan king, a key ally and the violence in syria will be at the top of agenda. >> we continue to follow the two big breaking traffic stories we have, including a body on 280 and boulders on 101 causing problems. >> triggering sig-alerts. >> that is right, two separate sig-alerts, and sky 7 h.p.d. is over the waldo grade in sausalito area with boulders and extensive damage to at least five cars which are now towed away. hopefully, something will be done about the right lanes but c.h.p. is afraid the hillside is not stable so they could keep them off limits for the commute. southbound 101 is jamming through the waldo tunnel so the alternates around this, golden gate ferries are a great way do go through sausalito and avoid the area altogether and take the richmond-san rafael bridge. in san jose there was an early fatal accident blocking the two right lanes southbound 280, you can see traffic is getting by but it is continuing to be slow as the commute is underway in earnest this morning and an investigation is ongoing here and the alt
of president obama's discussions with the king tonight and tomorrow along with the crisis in neighboring syria. >> let's talk about syria. let's start request the fact that i think 450,000 syrians have fled to jordan. and jordan's having some economic difficulties. what's that conversation between the president and king abdullah likely to be like? >> there will be the huge humanitarian crisis that jordan is facing. but politically, the king and the president face some common ground here. king abdullah is very concerned that the syrian rebels if they take over would, would establish a far more sort of conservative sunni muslim government that would be potentially in league with forces in his country that are seeking to topple the monarchy, so could create some destabilizing factors in his country. certainly the concern about who those rebels are and what sort of government they would form is a concern shared by the obama administration. at the same time, both president obama and king abdullah have called for president assad to accept down and have made it clear that they don't see much of a fut
underway if syria, seriously, is using chemical weapons or has but some law make he is -- lawmakers here say it is clear they did. president obama says this would be a game-changer. general jack keane is here with his take on this growing crisis. >> you have a government that we believe and we have solid information, by the way the international community believes this, has chemical weapons. has put them in a position to be used on short notice, and i believe, there's a high probability has been used with that whole body over the last two years. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. heather: well france's former president charged with breaking his nation's campaign finance laws and taking advantage of a person in poor health. now the alleged victim is france's richest woman by the way. the 90-year-old heiress to the l'oreal cosmetics empire. former president nicolas sarko
but wants to attack iran and syria so if they attack us hear we don't have the right to bear arms under the obama administration. >> we need more robust form policy we need assault weapons. >> you don't think so? okay. all right. >> i agree with angela. >> thank you, james. lou: i agree with both of you. i don't see how you reconcile that. if you for your terrorism we're told by homeland security that there are already agents of al qaeda working. why would you not want to make certain all citizens were armed and prepared? that would be the same rights of israelis citizens. >> quite a number of terrorist attacks in israel. lou: i do suggesting we should have lesser rights? >> we are both stable democracies. lou: net was not the question. should we have to commend the question was the same. >> budget israelis have uzi. >> bet stricter than chicago. >> boom. lou: you are taking up my puppy time. up next a couple of very cute friends join us to celebrate national puppy day. i love those puppies. next. protect youramily... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side.
obama went to jerusleum and said they would always be here for them. >>> the united nations said it will report three chemical weapons attacks. say that are studying video coming out of syria showing patients being treated. the cia is always said to be using satellite imagery. both sides deny using them. >>> tucked away inside a cell, on the rock. i could think of better places to be. tonight we take you back to alcatraz 50 years to the day. the cell doors closed. >>> and a lengthy battle, find out why neighbors are so elated to find it reduced to rubble and who's fitting the bill. >>> back here in just a minute, we've got some clouds to talk about. how they will impact your weekend. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. . >>> there's a lot
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's key in the partnership. jordan is dealing with a bad economy and a flood of refugees from nearby syria. update you on any developments from the conference by president obama and king abdullah. >>> all right, the national rifle association is taking its fight against tighter gun control laws to court. the nra's new york state affiliate has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a gun control law signed by governor andrew cuomo in january. it strengthens the state's ban on assault weapons, limits ammunition magazines to seven bullets and tightens rules designed to keep the mentally ill from getting weapons. the nra says the state passed the measure with no committee hearing and no public input. >>> john lennon's widow is using social media to take aim at gun violence. yoko ono tweeted this picture along with several pictures including this one promptly retweeted by president obama's twitter account. it proclaims "over 1 million 57,000 people have been killed by guns in the u.s. since john lennon was shot and killed on 8 december 1980. >>> and just a few days after two teens in steubenville,
the president to action. he sent a letter to president obama and in that letter he said in part, the longer the conflict in syria goes on, the worse its consequences are becoming. the potential use of chemical weapons only makes the case for greater action more compelling and urgent. what's the likelihood that we might see more american involvement in syria? >> i think those are two calculations. on the one hand, everyone recognizes and the president said again in the press conference that in fact the longer this goes on, the greatter fragmentation inside syria. the hard he it is to put it back together again when the conflict ends and assuming that assad steps aside. however, translating that political imperative into discreet military steps and actions is actually quite difficult. in has been a lot of talk. john mccain has talked repeatedly over the last two years about establishing a no-fly zone. that involves an act of war that brings the united states as a combatant into the syrian civil war. it may well become necessary but it is not a step that you must take lightly. somebody else in
to escape the violence in syria. jordan is the last stop on president obama's tour of the mideast. >>> before leaving israel, president obama was able to facilitate peace negotiations, not between israel and palestinians, but between israel and turkey. while at the airport, president obama and israeli prime minister netanyahu put a call through. netanyahu apologized for the death of ten turkish activists on a raid headed to gaza. >>> time now is 8:46. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following right now. authorities at the u.s. marine base in quantico said a marine killed two fellow marines and a woman last night before killing himself. all three were staff members at the officer candidate school in quantico. >>> back here at home, crews are working to shore up a hillside near the tunnel along highway 101. some large rocks, including one that was four feet wide, rolled down the hill and hit several vehicles around 5:00 this morning. all the southbound lanes reopened after being shut down for at least an hour. traffic is backed up on interstate 280
on the guns. but the focus was okay. >> president obama meets this afternoon with jordan's king, a key ally of the united states in the middle east, but the violence in syria is at the top of the agenda. >> eric and christian? >> thank you very much at 5:08. time to check with meteorologist, mike nicco, and the bay area forecast. and the weekend. >> starting off with a beautiful picture from sutro tower in san francisco looking at downtown all the way over to the east bay hills, just a beautifully clean air mass this morning in the one that will give us a lot of sunshine and temperatures are warmer than yesterday from four degrees in santa rosa to five degrees in concord and oakland and 15 in san francisco and eight degrees warmer than yesterday in fremont and san jose. temperatures right now when you step out, 41 in palo alto and petaluma are the cooler spots and santa clara and pleasanton and american canyon the coast at 39 and 52 in fairfield and the financial district is 50. 42 in saratoga and richmond is at 48 and walnut creek is 45. today, most of us in the low-to-mid 40's through 7:0
. >>> president obama is now ming with jordan's kill abdullah. they're expected to discuss the civil war in syria as well as prospects for peace between israel and the palestinians. yesterday the president delivered a speech filled with optimism and hard truths to a room filled with israeli students, beyond endorsing a two-state solution, the president asserted that forging a lasting peace is a matter of civil rights. couching it the broader question of what it means to be a democracy. a return to the signature themes of the 2008 campaign and the early days of his presidency. as he outlined in cairo in 2009, the president began by affirming america's respect and its commitment. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. between the united states and muslims around the world. one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. so long as there is a united states of america. [ speaking foreign language ] >> you are not alone. >> as he did in his landmark 2008 speech on race, the president argued that despite our differences, it is hope and the fundamental optimism about the next generation, t
used in the fighting. president obama says if the allegations prove true, it will be game changer. carl levin and john mccain are calling on the white house to take more active steps to force syria's president from power. the leaders of the arms service committee suggest using precision air strikes to target the military's aircraft without putting american troops on the ground. >>> harry reid made it clear that the senate's gun control bill will include provisions that would expand background checks to private gun sales. reid plans to bring the bill to the floor next month. he said he is hopeful that a bipartisan compromise can be reached on background checks. reid also called for amendments on banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines after those measures were left out of the final bill. the proposals in the senate may not be enough for joe biden. in an appearance with michael bloomberg yesterday, he invoked the memories of the newtown shooting and implored lawmakers to ban assault weapons. >> for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who
for the president to pursue a more aggressive pursuit to the civil war in syria are becoming more bipartisan by the minute. democratic senator carl levin and republican senator john mccain have urged the obama administration to use patriot missiles to degrade the assad regime's air power and the chair and ranking members of the house intelligence committee have introduced a bill calling for the administration to arm syrian rebels. asked today about whether the united states would provide a more aggressive military response to the syrian crisis, the president would only say this. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily then it's criticized for going in militarily. and if it doesn't go in militarily then people say why aren't you doing something militarily, and, you know, my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. >> joining me now is nbc's peteral exandriny. >> the president wraps up his four-day visit to the middle east tomorrow. with renewed pressure to handle
" bulletin. >>> u.s. intelligence officials now believe the assad regime in syria did not use chemical weapons on its own people. despite claims by rebel forces that those weapons were used, officials tell cnn there are multiple indicators that they were not deployed. >>> president obama is on an out of state dinner in israel marking the close ties between the u.s. and israel. he was awarded the presidential medal of distinction, israel's highest civilian honor. >>> major change coming to chicago. 53 underutilized public schools will be closed. officials say the money saved will be used to install air conditioning in other school facilities, invested in libraries and used to buy ipads for students in grades 3 through 8. >>> a man in australia himself a new father says instinct kicked in when a mom in a supermarket screamed her baby wasn't breathing. although not trained in cpr, he came to the child's aid to clear her airway, listened to instructions from paramedics over the phone and saved the child's life. >> wow. >>> the $500 million question, who is behind the biggest art heist in h
, the major developments of the day: president obama encouraged palestinians and israelis not to give up on peace. the u.n. agreed to launch an investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in syria. and the u.s. house voted to approve legislation to avert a government shutdown. >> brown: online, how can the u.s. avoid the scary economic scenario unfolding in cyprus? kwame holman has details. >> holman: boston university economist larry kotlikoff explains the connection between the banking crisis in cyprus and a doomed general motors car of the 1960s. that's on paul solman's "making sense" page. and judy woodruff's notebook looks at the challenge for the obama administration to bridge the understanding gap on what americans actually know about the affordable care act. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. hari? >> sreenivasan: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. tomorrow night, part three of our series about how high speed broadband connections are changing our communities. i'm hari sreenivasan. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again
a major blow to syria's embattled president. the country's main rebel group insists, though, it is not responsible. >>> president obama wraps up his visit to israel later today and meets with the king of jordan one of the u.s. top allies in the region. president obama took his case for peace directly to the israeli people. abc's john karl is traveling with the president. >> reporter: even as president obama came to the holyland to talk peace rockets fired into a gaza strip hit in a town in israel. with rockets flying and peace talks going nowhere, the president by passed mideast leaders and instead talked directly to the next generation. 600 israeli college students. >> part of the reason i like talking to young people is because no matter how great the challenges are, their idealism, their energy, their ambition, always gives me hope. >> reporter: he told the young israelis to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. >> reporter: for now israel
financial aid to the king of jordan as he struggles with a flood of refugees from war-torn syria. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is in the jordanian capital of ayman. hey, jess. >> hey, brianna, president obama, jordan's king abdullah stood for assad to stop the massacre. neither of those two men offered a single new step to force assad out. the final stop in the president's hopscotch around a region in tumult. a visit with jordan's king abdullah. >> the thing i mainly remember when i came here is his majesty was kind enough to personally dreef me to the airport. i won't tell you how fast he was going. but secret service, i don't think, could keep up. >> reporter: close u.s. ally, jordan's king is facing new strains. political pressure, as one of the only royals still standing after the arab spring. and economic troubles made worse with more than 400,000 syrian refugees fleeing to safety here. so, president obama jetted to amman to show support. but he arrived late. delayed by a sandstorm earlier in the day. >> we ended up having a sandstorm. >> reporter: to the kingdom
of the president landing in jordan, one of the closest allies. president obama is meeting with king abdullah in ahman to discuss the spillover effect of syria's war and the 350,000 refugees there. the president started the day by visiting the hall of names in jerusalem where he laid a wreath. a memorial to each and every jewish person who died in the holocaust. mr. obama spoke about the lessons of the holocaust and reminded israel about the importance of having its own security. after that the president traveled to bethlehem where he toured with mahmoud abbas. palestinian flags greeted president obama in a courtyard outside the church, which is considered to be the oldest continuously operating christian church in the entire world. >>> here in the bay area, the search is on for a driver who left the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash that shut down several lanes in san jose. other drivers found her body in the middle of the freeway near mclaughlin and killed 911. they don't know why she was walking on the freeway and they say she didn't have any id on her except a set of keys. several lanes
syria and their chemical weapons there with the king. that's going to happen in a couple hours. meanwhile, here in israel, everyone is digesting these two days of charm offensive by president obama and by all accounts, it's worked pretty well. these are the major daily newspapers here from israel. you can see the president here. that's gone over very well. the president again in his speech here and saying that president obama said demand peace from your leaders and this speech by president obama was an attempt to take his message directly to the israeli people and bypass netanyahu here. of course, for a long time, president obama's likeability here in israel hasn't been that high. only 10% in a recent poll. this speech was designed to really change that and at least according to local press and analysts here, he has certainly done a lot to soften his image. it's not so much what he said, it's how he said it. he said the same things about iran and the need for a palestinian state, but did so within the narrative of israel and the need for empathy here to the israeli people. now
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